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  • handworn
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    And in fact I was lucky that way.

    Originally posted by TWChamp View Post
    Just saw this Floyd Clymer Studebaker book on ebay. If you get lucky you might buy it for $10 with free shipping.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/172538543029...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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  • handworn
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    Thanks for the tip!

    Originally posted by TWChamp View Post
    Just saw this Floyd Clymer Studebaker book on ebay. If you get lucky you might buy it for $10 with free shipping.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/172538543029...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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  • Blue 15G
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    I have Floyd Clymer's 1955 auto yearbook which I found new somewhere a long time ago and I agree it's an excellent book. Also, Floyd did road tests of cars in the early 1950s for Popular Mechanics magazine. The article for any given car would start with the Popular Mechanics owner survey, as they continued to do for many years, then in the second part of the article Clymer would road test the same model with a very long test drive covering a great distance. He tested a '53 Commander and as I recall he liked it pretty well.

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  • TWChamp
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    Just saw this Floyd Clymer Studebaker book on ebay. If you get lucky you might buy it for $10 with free shipping.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/172538543029...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

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  • Warren Webb
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    Some information can be found here too: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floyd_Clymer

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  • bezhawk
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    I had Clymers Cord owners manual reproduction years ago. Don't know what happened to it .

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  • TWChamp
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    I just made the mistake of buying this CATALOG of 1929 AUTOMOBILES. I already have this book, and forgot that I bought it just 6 months ago.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/401182111679...%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

    I see there is the 1949 and 1950 books on ebay right now, but I wasn't aware of the 53, 54, and 55 books.

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  • RadioRoy
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    I have seen these Clymer "year books" or annuals from 1949 to 1955. Does anyone know the full range of years they were published? I think 49 was the first one.

    They show up on eBay occasionally, and I have 49, 50, 51, 53, 54, and 55.
    Last edited by RadioRoy; 12-11-2016, 07:50 PM.

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  • TWChamp
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    Here's another 1950 book, though it's not as perfect as the first one I listed.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/FLOYD-CLYMER...sAAOSwA3dYOc7M

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  • 55 56 PREZ 4D
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    http://www.velocepress.com/authors/clymer.php

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  • TWChamp
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    I figured they wouldn't last long. Just put the book on your watch list for ebay, and another one should show up within a month.

    I wonder if Clymer books can still be bought direct from some outlet?

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  • tim333
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    Theyre sold.

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  • unclemiltie
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    I second that, I have them and they are good information

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  • TWChamp
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    1950 Studebakers and Floyd Clymer Books

    Floyd Clymer wrote several good automotive books, and two of the first of his that I bought were the "Catalog of 1950 Automobiles" and "Catalog of 1949 Automobiles". Both of these are excellent books filled with pictures of the different models of all the different makes of American made cars for each of those years. Even though I bought the books in the 70's, I was still able to buy them for the cover price of $2.00, and I think that might have even included postage.

    These books are filled with technical details of the cars, including inside dimensions, weights, engine details, power specs with torque and horsepower charts, etc. Floyd must have spent many hours gathering so much information to cram into these books, and they even have information I haven't found elsewhere. If you own any 1950 automobile, I'd consider these books a must have. Here's a link to one on ebay right now, though if you wait and check back, I have seen them for $15 or $20.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/FLOYD-CLYMER...gAAOSwcLxYLm16
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